Top Smithfield, NC Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

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    Milam & Idol PLLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

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    Guirguis Law, PA

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

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    Montgomery Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Cary Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Cary Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

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    Tharrington Smith, LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

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    Guirguis Law, PA

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Daphne Edwards Divorce & Family Law, PC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Morrisville Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Morrisville Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Charles R. Ullman & Associates

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Averett Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chapel Hill Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chapel Hill Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Hampson Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Fresh Start Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Lesnik Family Law, P.C.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Mobley Law Office, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Smithfield Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Smithfield Office

  • Merritt Webb

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Durham Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • The Mueller Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Law Office of Emily Moore Tyler, PLLC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Vitale Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • New Direction Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • The Law Corner

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Tin Fulton Walker & Owen

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chapel Hill Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chapel Hill Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • Griffiths Family Law

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Raleigh Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

  • The Rosen Law Firm

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chapel Hill Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Chapel Hill Office | Serving Smithfield, NC

Smithfield Father's Rights Information

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Father’s Rights

Courts historically have awarded custody to mothers under normal circumstances; however, courts today more frequently award custody to fathers. Fathers, generally, have the same rights to their child as the mother. These include claiming paternity, objecting to third party adoptions, having a voice in making decisions, and maintaining a relationship with the child.

Protecting Father’s Rights

To get the best result in conflicts regarding a father’s rights, obtaining the services of a Smithfield attorney practicing father’s rights law is imperative. In determining the rights of a father, such as for custody, courts use the standard of who will serve the child’s best interests.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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